Friday was here faster than I wanted it. I had plans to finish and show you my 24oz Bluefaced Leicester project, but I didn't quite make it. I finished spinning and plying late last night. So I still have to get it off the bobbin and into its bubbly bath. Then it takes about 2 days to dry, before I can take pictures. Now that's what you can look forward to for next week's Handspun Friday! And of course it's all the dogs fault!
This would be the right position for Happy to join me as I spin, but usually he's turned the other way around, with his head on my lap, which makes it impossible to spin. This week both dogs did everything in their whiny power to get me away from my wheel.
In the meantime I still had this ugly duck in my 2009 picture folder. I dyed this Shetland Humbug back last April or May. I liked it well enough as dyed fiber, but am not impressed with my yarn.
This is 5oz of Shetland Humbug. I spun it up as 2-ply laceweight yarn, 880yds.
I think I'm going to knit a shawl with it, and after that, if I don't like how it looks, I'm going to over dye it.
And on another Happy note, I taught our dogs to ring the bell hanging on the doorknob when they have to go outside to pee. Happy figured it out pretty quickly, but instead of using it, he would sit at the door and whine, or go in and out of the downstairs bathroom until I notice and take him outside. This last week however, he figured out, that I'll jump up for joy, whenever he rings the bell, but instead of having to go to pee, he just uses it to go outside to play. Now the bell is off the doorknob, because it was getting on my nerves. Of course he learned that from Biko!